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tdv hosts a series of events through the year for meaningful,interdisciplinary design interactions between potential students, existing students, teachers from other colleges, design enthusiasts and professionals.

design talks

design talks or d-talks bring together students and professionals on an equal and energetic platform. each d-talk has an independent and unique topic. d-talks are organized to promote the idea of interdisciplinary design and freethinking. the events comprise of a talk by industry mentors, followed by an interactive session between students and the industry.

12.12.15 – education in relation to practice by
vishwanath kashikar, cept university, ahmedabad

4.11.15 –‘prosumption’ by gunnar hartmann, dessau institute of architecture

3.11.15 – ‘opportunity in place and time’ by sourabh gupta founder, studio archohm

27.10.15 –‘two for commons’ by ivan kuchina, dessau international school of architecture

20.10.15 –‘best practices in sustainable design’ by peter ruge , dessau institute of architecture (bauhaus).

3. 12. 14 – fashion and its career opportunities by mark hunt, university of the creative arts.

13. 12. 14 – the gaps between education and industry demands by mandeep negi, shades of india

1.11.14 – design and its metaphors by paul hekkert – faculty of industrial design engineering & delft university of technology

design installations

tdv encourages students and teachers to represent the institute through various ‘villaging’ activities. one such activity is that of designing installations for public engagement.

13.08.15 – 15.08.15 : tdv virtual interface installation for independence day at select city walk, new delhi.

8.11.15 – 16.11.15 : let’s ladoo some love, tdv gigantic ladoo of 40,000 ladoos – for diwali at select city walk, new delhi.

design competitions

in order to spread design awareness and the value of design, tdv organizes public design competitions from time to time.

14.02.15 – meragra, a graphic design competition for branding the city of agra


as a part of tdv’s design outreach program, in order to enhance the design quotient of the country, members of tdv faculty are involved in conducting workshops and lectures at various schools and centers to appraise students about design as a career option.

28.10.15 – ‘design of everyday things’ at st joseph academy, dehradoon by vidhu saxena

9.10.15 –‘design the interdisciplinary way’ at dps, ludhiana by manish lakra

1.10.15 –‘design of everyday things’ at dps patna by swati aggarwal

26.09.15 –‘design the interdisciplinary way’ at step by step school, jaipur by swati aggarwal